On Saturday, a group of mini horses from the rescue group “Angels for Minis” visited John Muir Medical Center and, although the animals are diminutive, the joy they brought health care workers was mammoth. John Ramos reports. (9-4-21)
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Mini Horses Bring Relief From Stress to COVID-Weary Health WorkersOn Saturday, a group of mini horses from the rescue group “Angels for Minis” visited John Muir Medical Center and, although the animals are diminutive, the joy they brought health care workers was mammoth. John Ramos reports. (9-4-21)
Pandemic Pet Adopters Seek Training to Ease Animals' Separation AnxietyWith families now returning to offices and schools, what will happen with the pets they adopted during quarantine? Sharon Chin reports. (8-26-21)
San Francisco Animal Control Warns Residents Not To Feed CoyotesWe’ve all heard the warnings not to feed wild animals. But it's happening in a San Francisco neighborhood and Animal Control officials warn the results could be tragic. John Ramos reports. (8/11/21)
SJ Gang Bust Leads To Stolen Bulldog And PuppySan Jose police arrested three alleged gang members suspected in a spree of violent crimes. Kiet Do tells us they recovered weapons, narcotics and stolen property, including a stolen bulldog and its puppy.
VIDEO: Dognapper Walks Off With Dog At Safeway In Los GatosA distraught owner hopes that surveillance video of the dognapper who stole his dog will lead to his pet's safe return. 'Bowie,' a 2-year-old miniature Australian Shepherd was stolen in front of the Safeway in Los Gatos, on August 6.
Shelters Inundated With 'Pandemic Pups' as Adoptive Owners' Attention FlagsDuring the COVID lockdowns, record numbers of people brought new pets into their homes. Now, shelters are seeing the opposite -- a record number of people looking to surrender their dogs. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-15-21)
Family Of Foxes Takes Over Sacramento HomeA family of foxes took over a Sacramento home, looking for food. Velena Jones tells us why the homeowner was happy the foxes were living in his backyard.
Yorkshire Terrier Stolen From Car in San FranciscoPolice in San Francisco on Friday asked the public's help finding a pet Yorkshire Terrier who was stolen along with a suitcase from a victim's vehicle Thursday night. (6-11-21)
Raw Video: Cobby the ChimpanzeeCobby is seen enjoying special treats and party décor with his troop during his birthday celebration in 2020. Video courstesy of San Francisco Zoo
Mountain Lion Seen Wandering San Francisco NeighborhoodsAuthorities warned residents in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods that a mountain lion was seen prowling city streets early Tuesday morning. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-18-21)
Sierra Foothills Family Mounts Search for Missing TortoiseAn El Dorado County family is going to great lengths and great heights to find their missing tortoise, Celest. (5-14-21)
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines. Sharon Chin reports. (5-1-21)
Illegally-Sold Puppies in East Bay Found Suffering From ParvoBefore you buy a pandemic pet here's a warning about puppies being sold on the side of the road in Alameda County -- they may be very sick. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-30-21)
Pets & Animals Friday News WrapA rescued dog's heartwarming reunion; kittens saved from a car engine compartment, adorable lemurs and more. (4-30-21)
Dog Rescued From Tight Space Between San Francisco BuildingsIf all good dogs go to heaven, one San Francisco pooch tried to get there multiple times, only to be rescued in spectacular fashion. Andria Borba reports. (4-29-21)
San Francisco Animal Care & Control Opens New 65,000 Square Foot FacilityThe City of San Francisco has opened a brand new animal shelter, and it already seems to be getting a quiet vote of approval from its furry residents. John Ramos reports. (3/9/21)
Search for Shooter Continues After Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are RecoveredThe search for a shooter continues after Lady Gaga’s dogs were turned over to police. (2-27-21)
$8,000 Reward Offered for Return of Dog Stolen in SFIt's been one month since a French bulldog was stolen at gunpoint in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood and now SFPD is releasing a new clue in the case. Wilson Walker reports. (2-5-21)
Mission Neighbors Want SF To Fix Dangerous Intersection After Dog Is Nearly KilledSome neighbors in San Francisco are pleading for safety measures after a dog was nearly killed in a hit-and-run accident. Don Ford shows us why they say the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Forest Street is so dangerous.
Homeless Man Allegedly Attacks Pet Tortoise at San Jose PreschoolA homeless man was arrested Saturday in San Jose, charged with vandalism and animal abuse for allegedly beating and stabbing a pet tortoise at a preschool. Da Lin reports. (1-31-21)
SF Non-Profit Facing Allegations Of Fraud, Improper Training Of Service Dogs For VeteransA San Francisco non-profit foundation that provides service dogs to veterans is facing allegations of fraud. Da Lin tells us the organization's founder is accused of taking advantage of dog lovers and their desire to help veterans.
SF Couple Stranded In New Zealand By Covid Reunites With Family DogsA San Francisco couple that got stranded in New Zealand due to coronavirus restrictions has been reunited with their dogs, Whiskey and Waffles after living nearly 10 months apart. Joe Vazquez reports.
Friendly Baby Deer Keeps Coming Back To Sacramento NeighborhoodA baby deer can't seem to stay away from a Sacramento neighborhood. Rachel Wulff tells us wildlife officials moved the friendly doe last month, but she came back.
Dog Trainer Reacts to Video of Vacaville Officer Who Punched K-9 PartnerJohn Ramos has reaction from a professional dog trainer and the SPCA to video showing a Vacaville police handler punching a K-9 trainee in the head. (1-2-21)